Snyder OKs $2.2M more for lawyers in Flint water crisis

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has approved spending up to $2.2 million more in state money for outside legal services related to Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis.

Snyder recently notified the State Administrative Board of two contract amendments.

One boosts the maximum amount for Warner, Norcross, & Judd of Grand Rapids to $2 million from $800,000 for services related to “records management issues and investigations.” 

The second increases the maximum for Barris, Sott, Denn, & Driker of Detroit to $1.4 million from $400,000 to defend against lawsuits.

Governor-approved contracts for services don’t need board approval, unlike other contracts.

Snyder spokeswoman Anna Heaton says $1.4 million has been spent to date.


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